Experiences in Math for Young Children / Edition 6by Rosalind Charlesworth
This readable, easy-to-understand book focuses on the developmental sequence of mathematics for young children and its integration with other parts of the curriculum. For each math concept presented, early childhood educators learn how it can be incorporated into music and movement, language and visual arts, science, and social studies for children from birth… See more details below
This readable, easy-to-understand book focuses on the developmental sequence of mathematics for young children and its integration with other parts of the curriculum. For each math concept presented, early childhood educators learn how it can be incorporated into music and movement, language and visual arts, science, and social studies for children from birth through age eight. Problem solving is promoted as the major means for constructing concepts with a balance of naturalistic, informal, and structured activities. The content is compatible with national standards and guidelines, providing the tools needed to prepare children to meet these standards. Each concept unit contains assessment, instructional, and evaluation strategies that can be put to use immediately. Additional resources include active approaches to mathematics, resources for establishing learning centers, guidance on parental involvement, lists of children's books with math concepts, and related websites.
Table of Contents
Section I: CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IN MATHEMATICS. 1. How Concepts Develop in Mathematics. 2. How Concepts Are Acquired. 3. Promoting Young Children's Concept Development Through Problem Solving. 4. Assessing Young Children's Developmental Level. Section II: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND SKILLS. 5. One-to-One Correspondence. 6. Number Sense and Counting. 7. Logic and Classifying. 8. Comparing. 9. Early Geometry: Shape. 10. Early Geometry: Spatial Sense. 11. Parts and Wholes. 12. Language and Concept Formation. Section III: APPLYING FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS, ATTITUDES, AND SKILLS. 13. Ordering, Seriation, and Patterning. 14. Measurement: Volume, Weight, Length, and Temperature. 15. Measurement: Time. 16. Interpreting Data Using Graphs. 17. Integrating the Curriculum through Dramatic Play and Thematic Units and Projects. Section IV: SYMBOLS AND HIGHER-LEVEL ACTIVITIES. 18. Symbols. 19. Groups and Symbols. 20. Higher-Level Activities and Concepts. Section V: Mathematics Concepts and Operations for the Primary Grades. 21. Operations with Whole Numbers. 22. Patterns. 23. Fractions. 24. Numbers Above Ten and Place Value. 25. Geometry, Data Collection, and Algebraic Thinking. 26. Measurement with Standard Units. Section VI: THE MATH ENVIRONMENT. 27. Materials and Resources for Math. 28. Math in Action. 29. Math in the Home. Appendix A: Developmental Assessment Tasks. Appendix B: Children's Books, Software and Web Sites with Math Concepts. Glossary.
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